Arts in brief: A show and a show and a show of kindness

Show of Forts

An exhibit of artwork by Don Portelance and Bob Sheridan runs at the Fort Gallery at 9048 Glover Rd. until July 27.

Portelance’s work focuses on the diverse and dramatic effects of natural light in the natural world, especially forests and beaches.

He is showing in acrylic, watercolour and mixed media showing the endless variety of natural and artificial light, particularly when it is reflected or broken and flared through a camera.

Sheridan’s exhibit features images from the forts. Canada began a rich history of romance and adventure when the Hudson’s Bay Company established trading posts across the country to engage in the fur trade.

The exhibit includes interpreters from Fort Langley, Fort Edmonton and Fort Steele, representing voyageurs, first nations, coopers and blacksmiths, weavers and craftsmen, along with furnishings, equipment and household goods of the era.

Kick Back and Lego

You bring the blankets, they’ll bring the stars.

Prospera’s Cinema Under the Stars is back, so gather the family together and take in a free flick on a gigantic three-storey high screen on Friday, Aug. 8 at Willoughby Community Park, courtesy of Prospera Credit Union.

This summer’s Movie Under the Stars will be the Lego Movie,  in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley.

For the sixth consecutive year, the local B.C. credit union will host a series of movie nights from Metro Vancouver to the Okanagan in support of some amazing charity partners.

All of the movies start at dusk and, as always, the movie is on them. But since this night is about community, they will be taking donations on behalf of BBBS Langley.

Sense of Belonging

Expressions of Belonging — a call for creative submissions for You’ve Gotta Have Friends exhibition being held during Arts Alive celebrations in downtown Langley City on Saturday, Aug. 16.

“Kindness Connects” is YGHF’s theme this year and the Langley-based organization is accepting submissions for an exhibition to be displayed in its office in McBurney Lane.

Contributors are invited to show how they have experienced kindness in their life or how they see kindness connecting people.

“Whether you tell your story in written form or in a painting we look forward to seeing your interpretation of how kindness connects.”

YGHF “Kindness Connects” initiative believes that the first and best approach to others is kindness; that kindness is often the first step to building a relationship, and that the spirit of kindness brings hope and moves others to reciprocate and ripples over and over.

Work will be presented in the office during Arts Alive and should be dropped off Friday, Aug. 8, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 20510 Fraser Hwy.

Contact 604-533-6546 or email